Coastal South Carolina is home to a large variety of nesting shorebirds. In this video series, pro wildlife photographer Doug Gardner takes you to the coastal beaches where he captures exquisite images of the these remarkable birds. He photographs fast-moving sandpipers and willets feeding on horseshoe crab eggs. He ventures into Charleston’s Crab Bank for tips on capturing pelicans, terns, skimmers, clapper rails, and more. Later, Doug crawls onto the slimy pluff mud to photograph short-billed dowitchers, black bellied plovers, and sandpipers. Whether in the golden light of early morning or in the late fading sunlight, it’s all about tips on capturing dramatic portraits and behavioral images of all these incredible shorebirds.
You’ve watched pro photographer, Tony Sweet, shoot the cell block. Now it’s time to create a single HDR photograph from the multiple images. Tony will show you how to create an HDR master folder. How to align your source images. How to adjust for white balance and reduce chromatic aberrations. You will also learn tone…Watch Now >>
How do you go about capturing the root cell in HDR? The challenge for professional photographer and instructor, Tony Sweet, is the average tonality of the light throughout the room. He explains, “This is not a true HDR image, so I’ll take a single shot and double process it in post.” When he consults the…Watch Now >>
Photographing a hall of mirrors? Now there is a challenge! In this video, professional photographer and instructor, Tony Sweet, takes you into the old prison for a complex lesson in High Dynamic Range photography. “The lighting is difficult because of the skylights and mirrors,” Tony explains. Shooting with a 14mm lens at f22, he makes…Watch Now >>
After capturing the prison yard in extreme lighting conditions, how would you go about processing the yard? Post-production instructor, Tony Sweet, walks you through the steps to achieve the final HDR photograph. Using Photomatix software, he discovers haloing around the clouds and pulls back the strength. In the default setting, Tony makes general adjustments: white…Watch Now >>